The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal (1400 km east of the Indian mainland) are one of the most remote spots on the planet. The original inhabitants are various aboriginal tribes who exist more-or-less out of the mainstream. Lying south of the Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands are the smaller part of the Andaman and Nicobar Union Territory. These small islets are divided into three group, northern group, central group and southern group. Today this union territory stretches over a length of more than 700 km from north to south and of nearly 600 islands 36 are inhibited islands.
These undulating islands are covered with dense forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna. The mind-blowing sandy beaches fringed with coconut palms offers excellent scope for adventure water sports. The rare flora and fauna, the underwater marine-life and corals and creeks with dense mangrove forests offer a fascinating view of the rare gifts of nature.
Port Blair, the only sizable town on the islands, serves as the administrative capital. Non-Indians need a Restricted Area Permit to visit the islands at the Port Blair airport.